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House mulls new effort to curb teacher bargaining

Posted: 05/11/2011 - A positive vote Wednesday could send the measure to a full floor vote by next week. But the panel recently declined to take up a version similar to one passed by the Senate to more thoroughly dismantle union negotiations.

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Woman dies when her car runs over her at home

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Carter County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Little says it appears the vehicle was still in gear when Church got out of it. It rolled backward over her and was found against an embankment about 50 feet away.

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Highway officials in Ark. reopening I-40 westbound

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Floodwaters began filling the westbound lanes May 4, and highway department spokesman Glenn Bolick said Wednesday the water has receded enough to reopen the highway.

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Son goes to prison in beating death of mother

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Roger Van Blarcom entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve a 30-year prison term, according to the Associated Press.

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BancorpSouth to shutter 23 branches in 6 states

Posted: 05/11/2011 - The branches, located in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, haven't seen enough growth to cover their operating expenses, the company said.

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Cicadas return to Tennessee

Updated: 05/12/2011 - It's been a long 13 years underground for cicadas but this year they're out and about in some East Tennessee counties.

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Debate over sales tax could cost Tennesseans jobs

Updated: 05/10/2011 - Thousands of new jobs in Tennessee are on the line as lawmakers debate a bill that would force Amazon.com to charge sales tax. But current jobs could be lost if the company gets its way.

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Marriage households drop in Tennessee

Updated: 05/10/2011 - Ten years ago, married couples were the norm in our state - making up nearly 53 percent of all households. But not any more, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Sponsor delays immigration bill to address cost

Posted: 05/10/2011 - The House sponsor of legislation that would allow law enforcement agents in Tennessee to question suspects about their immigration status says he's trying to make the proposal financially feasible.

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Prosecutor drops appeal in Mother's Day release

Updated: 05/10/2011 - Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Debra Brown walked out of Utah State Prison after 17 years and touched off an emotional reunion. She had maintained her innocence all this time.

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Community Health ends effort to buy rival Tenet

Posted: 05/10/2011 - Community Health Systems Inc. says it is ending its effort to buy competitor Tenet Healthcare Corp. after Tenet rejected its latest $4 billion-plus offer.

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Memphis music landmarks spared from river flooding

Updated: 05/10/2011 - The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet Tuesday. It fell inches short of its all-time record but still soaked low-lying areas with enough water to require a massive cleanup.

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The Band Perry tours Greeneville wreckage

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Monday, Volunteer TV's Sara Shookman walked with the award winning country trio among the ruins in Greeneville, where last month's tornadoes claimed seven lives.

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TVA dams help alleviate Mississippi flooding

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Folks in Memphis are bracing for more flooding tonight as the Misssissippi River is expected to crest at record level. During the last few days, officials at the Tennessee Valley Authority have been helping to monitor the situation at its River Forecast Center.

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Anti-discrimination bill headed to full Senate

Posted: 05/09/2011 - A proposal that would prohibit local governments from creating anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than the state's is headed for a vote on the Senate floor.

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